David Farrier's Tickled gets first NZ screening

Chris McKeen

Tickled movie premieres in Auckland

David Farrier's documentary about the strange world of competitive endurance tickling has enjoyed its New Zealand premiere in Auckland.

Tickled screened before an invited celebrity audience at the Civic Theatre in Auckland before selected screenings at the New Zealand International Film Festival and a general cinematic release on May 26.

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David Farrier, left, in a scene from Tickled.

David Farrier, left, in a scene from Tickled.

Farrier's Tickled debuts at Sundance

Farrier, co-director Dylan Reeve and producer Carthew Neal took Tickled to the Sundance Film Festival, where it won critical acclaim - Variety called it "engrossive" -  but also threats of legal action, with Farrier served legal papers outside one screening.

Farrier said at Wednesday night's premiere that the Sundance trip was a "complete blast."

 "It was our world premiere, the first time we had shown the film so I was super nervous... but this is our first chance to show it to New Zealand, so I feel more nervous tonight than I did at Sundance.''

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 - Stuff.co.nz

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